City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Silent Light - Edinburgh's Christmas


By edg - Posted on 12 October 2018

Silent Light
Event details
Time: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 6:15pm - Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 9:40pm
Venue: 
George Street
Venue: 
Street of Light

A new addition to Edinburgh's Christmas festival in 2018, Silent Light is a silent dance party under the temporary electric light installation on George Street (near Castle Street). The flashing faerie lights on the archways are synchronised to the music playing through the headphones of Silent Light participants.

Silent Light takes place up to 5 times a day between 4.45pm and 10pm, with each slot 20 minutes long.

The three different Christmas programmes to choose from are:

  • Santa’s Sparkles - especially suitable for families
  • Christmas Crackers - favourite festive tunes
  • Disco Delights - for the party crowd

The event is put together by the team behind Fringe show "Silent Adventures", with the Street of Light installation which appeared first at the Edinburgh’s Christmas 2016 providing the venue.

Tickets and times

From £4.50

50p from every ticket goes to support One City Trust, a charity fighting inequality and exclusion in the city.

26,000 free tickets are also being made available to over 50 charities working in Edinburgh to give to local people, especially those who are at risk of exclusion or deprivation.